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Evidence requirements

Identification evidence required for enrolment

Before we can finalise your enrolment, we need to make sure we have the right evidence to prove your entitlement to subsidised or concession rates for your course.

Once we have confirmed your evidence, we can apply reduced fee rates such as concession rates to unit fees for qualifications, or allow free entry to skill sets, or allow capping to apply for tuition costs, or support your application for a VET Student Loan.

When you enrol via TAFE Admissions, your literacy and numeracy evidence is assessed and confirmed, and you are sent an offer to study in your selected course. When you are ready to enrol you will need to provide further evidence to prove your eligibility for your place.

How to supply evidence to us

There are multiple ways to get files ready for submitting to us:

  • You can scan the evidence, taking care to include both sides of the card or letter and ensuring the quality of the scan shows the evidence clearly enough for us to verify the details. Save the scanned file as a jpeg or PDF to your device, then find it and upload it to our website form or email to our enrolment officers.
  • You can take a photo of the evidence using a camera or smart phone.

 Once you have prepared your evidence you can submit it to us in the following ways:

  • Submit your evidence to us via the 'Get ready to enrol' webform 
  • Email it to us at student.documents@smtafe.wa.edu.au
  • Bring hard copies to the customer service counter at one of our TAFE campus'

Evidence required for all enrolments

To accept a State Government funded place at South Metropolitan TAFE, you need to prove you have the right to study in Western Australia. You must be able to provide evidence to support each of the catagories below. Please note that where there is a cross over of evidence between catagories you only need to provide one piece of evidence. 

  • Proof of Australian citizenship/ residency or temporary residency where applicable. (Group A)
  • Proof of residence in Western Australia (Group B)
  • Proof of Age 

Please see below for examples of accepted evidence for the above. 

Scroll through the images to see Citizenship certificate, Passport and Medicare card examples that will demonstrate your citizenship.

See an example of your driver's license and concession cards to demonstrate your proof of WA residence. A utility bill with your full name is also acceptable.

Scroll through the images to see Proof of Age, Birth Certificate and Passport examples that will demonstrate your  age.

Evidence required for concession rate

To have a concession rate applied to your enrolment, you need to show concession evidence if you are older than school-aged, or, if you are school-aged and have left school, you will need to show both proof of age evidence and proof of having left school.

To find out what the concession rate might be for your course, view the course page ‘Fees and charges’ tab or visit the Fees page.

See the images for Pensioner Concession, Department Veteran's Affairs and Healthcare Card examples that will demonstrate you are a concession cardholder.

Scroll through the images to see Proof of Age, Birth Certificate and Passport examples that will demonstrate your concession age.

 

Evidence required for the Lower Fees, Local Skills half price* fees initiative

The Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative provides subsidised training for people studying qualifications that are directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. Find out more.

*Please note that only tuition fees are half price for the Lower fees, local skills qualifications. You will be required to pay resource fees and other fees to enrol in these courses.

  • People and dependents of people holding:
    • a pensioner concession card;
    • a repatriation health benefits card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs; or
    • a Health Care Card
  • People and dependents of people in receipt of the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Dependents of people who are inmates of a custodial institution
  • Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school

Scroll through the images below for Pensioner Concession, Department Veteran's Affairs and Healthcare Card, and AUSTUDY/ABSTUDY/Youth Allowance examples that will demonstrate you are a concession cardholder.

Scroll through the images to see Proof of Age, Birth Certificate and Passport examples that will demonstrate your  age.

Discuss with case worker who will refer you to us.

For school age people not currently enrolled at school please complete the Notice of Arrangement form(opens in a new tab) .

Evidence required for the free Skills Ready skill sets

Skills Ready skill sets can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. Find out more.

Some skill sets are 100% free to everyone in Australia such as the infection control or direct care skill set and the Operating a Small Business skill set; while other skill sets are free to eligible students. If you’re not eligible, you can choose to pay the course fee and still enjoy the benefits of improved employability or improved small business function. View the course pages to find out what you can expect to pay.

  • Australian citizen; or
  • New Zealand citizen; or
  • Permanent Resident - Non-Humanitarian; or
  • Permanent Resident – Humanitarian

To show evidence, you will be required to upload one form of citizenship evidence from Group A and one form of WA residency evidence from Group B.

Job ready skill sets that are 100% free for everyone: Operating a small business

No further evidence beyond establishing your citizenship or permanent residency is required to access this totally free skill set.

Other Job ready skill sets are 100% free for the following eligible students:

  • People aged 15—24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding school students)
  • Secondary school-aged people who are not enrolled at school
  • People receiving the JobSeeker or JobKeeper payment
  • People and dependents of people receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • People and dependents of people holding:
    • pensioner concession card or Health Care Card; or
    • a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Dependents of people who are inmates of a custodial institution

Scroll through the images to see Citizenship certificate, Passport and Medicare card examples that will demonstrate your citizenship.

See an example of your driver's license to demonstrate your proof of WA residence. A utility bill is also acceptable.

Scroll through the images to see Pensioner Concession, Department Veteran's Affairs and Healthcare Card, and AUSTUDY/ABSTUDY/Youth Allowance and a letter from the Commonwealth Government demonstrating Jobactive, Online Employment Services or the ParentsNext program. 

Scroll through the images to see Proof of Age, Birth Certificate and Passport examples that will demonstrate your  age.

Discuss with your case worker who will refer you to us.

For school age people not currently enrolled at school please complete the Notice of Arrangement form(opens in a new tab) .

Evidence required for VET Student Loans

At SM TAFE, we can help you prepare paperwork to be sent to the federal government in applying for a VET Student Loan. To find out how the application process works and what kinds of evidence are required, visit the Student Loans page.